This school year marks my 14th year as a kindergarten teacher and my fourth year teaching kindergarten at Sandy Grade School. I have a Master’s Degree in Education with a focus in Reading and Literacy and recently completed my ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) endorsement at Portland State. I love being a teacher and can’t imagine doing anything else as a profession! When I’m not teaching, I like being outdoors. I enjoy competing in triathlons, kayaking, hiking, traveling and spending time with my friends and family. I have six brothers and sisters, and two kittens who keep me busy.
I hope to instill a love of reading among all of my students. My favorite children’s book author is Mo Willems. We love to read his books in kindergarten! The books I enjoy reading the most are There is a Bird on Your Head and The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog. I encourage you to check out his books and discover your favorites at home!